Cincinnati Bell Fioptics TV Powers Fountain Square Video Board
CINCINNATI, Apr 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB) and Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) have entered into an agreement naming Cincinnati Bell as the exclusive provider of digital television programming and high-speed Internet connectivity for Fountain Square. Cincinnati Bell is able to provide these services via its new FiopticsSM product line.
"Like you, we live and work in Greater Cincinnati. When it comes to being invested in the future of our region, Cincinnati Bell is right here for you," said Brian Duerring, Director of Wireline Services for Cincinnati Bell. "We are extremely proud to deliver the most advanced video and high-speed Internet network in Greater Cincinnati to Fountain Square, one of our most vibrant downtown landmarks. We're also happy to offer businesses the opportunity to reach local consumers by advertising on Fioptics TV."
Cincinnati Bell now offers digital television and faster Internet services to a growing number of customers in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. These services, known as Fioptics TV and Fioptics Internet, are being delivered via a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network that Cincinnati Bell is installing in homes and businesses throughout the region. Currently, Fioptics is available to approximately 50,000 area households.
"We are very grateful to Cincinnati Bell for its sponsorship on Fountain Square and its service to our community for nearly 140 years," said Steve Leeper, president and CEO of 3CDC. "Through its ongoing dedication and support to our city, Cincinnati Bell is playing a pivotal role in the successful revitalization of downtown and Fountain Square, our city's premier civic space. Residents and out-of-town visitors are coming to the Square in record numbers."
Installed in 2006 as part of the Fountain Square renovations, the giant video board serves as an important backdrop for activities and events on the Square. A variety of content is broadcast on a daily basis, including local and national newscasts, sporting events, and other programming of interest to people visiting the Square. In addition, a Cincinnati Bell-sponsored webcam provides a view of events on the Square, and can be accessed at www.cinbelladvertising.com/fsquarecam/.
The Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) is a private, nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to revitalize Cincinnati's Center City as a regional center of high-value employment and real estate by developing a diverse mix of housing, culture, and entertainment. It was formed in July 2003 as part of the overall system to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of development activities in the city as recommended by the Cincinnati Economic Development Task Force. 3CDC is funded privately through business contributions, foundations, and other philanthropic sources. For more information, visit www.3cdc.org.
Fountain Square Management Group is a subsidiary of 3CDC that manages Fountain Square, and plans and produces events on the Square. For more information, visit www.myfountainsquare.com.
About Cincinnati Bell Inc.
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell provides integrated communications solutions--including local, long distance, data, Internet, wireless, and entertainment services--that help keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, businesses ranging in size from start-up companies to large enterprises turn to Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems as well as complex information technology solutions including data center and managed services. For more information, visit www.cincinnatibell.com.
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